Target’s Fall Guy: Is Your Board Prepared?

N2Growth Blog

The primary reason stated was because of the continued fall-out from the 2013 massive data breach. Others say, the breach came through the magnetic stripe on the back of your credit card which stores data and personal information. Personal and private information found its way into the hands of those who have no reason to possess it and are motivated by objectionable ambitions. By Patricia Lenkov. Chair, Executive Search, N2growth.

Smarter Marketing: The New Partnership for the CMO and CIO

Harvard Business Review

As technology expands the way that marketing is understood, led, and practiced, there are exciting new opportunities for Chief Marketing Officers and Chief Information Officers to drive growth by collaborating and transforming their organizations.

Is Anyone Really Responsible for Your Company's Data Security?

Harvard Business Review

Protecting a company''s critical information is a value proposition. Losing that kind of information can mean a plunge in stock price and market share. So who''s responsible for information security in your company? Information & technology Managing uncertainty Risk management

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The Dangerous Tension Between CMOs and CIOs

Harvard Business Review

For their part, IT executives believe marketers make promises they can''t keep and do not provide them with adequate information on business requirements. Identify the CMO as the "Chief Experience Officer."

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Just Adding a Chief Data Officer Isn’t Enough

Harvard Business Review

One of the newest additions to the C-Suite is the Chief Data Officer. For instance, the person who was once the best at analytics may no longer hold that position if a Chief Data Officer is brought in.

The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer

Harvard Business Review

In a recent article , I suggested that the role of the CIO needs to shift from Chief Information Officer to a Chief Innovation Officer, due to the massive, rapid, multiple technology-driven transformations that are occurring today.

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The Building Blocks of Successful Corporate IT

Harvard Business Review

The job of Chief Information Officer has never exactly been easy. If they work for a service firm, it''s probably seeking new revenue from information-based differentiation. IT management Information & technology Strategy

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Are We Asking Too Much of Our CIOs?

Harvard Business Review

But too many organizations are stretching their Chief Information Officers (CIO) too thin. Chief "Integration" Officer: Bringing together internal and external data and systems. Chief "Innovation" Officer: Looking for disruptive technologies to drive innovation.

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Lessons in IT Innovation From Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

But our recent research has taught us a lot about how management innovations can travel — in this case, from Silicon Valley tech sector companies known for their experimentation and agility in information technology (IT) management to the much older Bay Area companies who are their neighbors.

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Why Can't a CIO Be More Like a CFO?

Harvard Business Review

Information governance is not IT''s job. It''s time for CIOs to move beyond their roles as chief technology officers, and embrace the name with all of its implications: Chief Information Officer. The explosive growth of information is accelerating.

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11 Ways Big Companies Undermine Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Chief executives and business unit leaders weave the word innovation into their PowerPoints, hoping it will magically yield better product ideas, or miraculous improvements to existing processes. Seeking more influence and power, the company’s Chief Information Officer has altered his title, becoming Chief Innovation Officer. In centuries past, explorers searched for the legendary city of El Dorado, where everything was made of gold.

A Technique to Bridge the Gap Between Marketing and IT

Harvard Business Review

While the customer intelligence group was learning about customers'' emotions, Ron van Kemenade , the new chief information officer, was learning about ING''s IT organization. Quick: when someone says "IT," what comes to mind? Usually, people think of the systems they use as employees inside organizations — not customers. Here''s a familiar story: Marketing conducts research (" Big Data "! Analytics "!)

How to Lead in High Turbulence – 5 Lessons from the Tunisian revolution

Strategy Driven

This was the context when on Christmas day 2013, the then designated Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa offered me the aforementioned thankless and non-lucrative opportunity. I was asked to be Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies. To strengthen our teamwork, we got out of the office and did outdoor team building exercises.

What I Learned from Leading a Tunisian Ministry During the Arab Spring

Harvard Business Review

After a general election that saw an Islamist-led coalition rise to power, the country witnessed two political assassinations in February and July 2013. I was asked to be Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Information & Communication Technologies.